First DNA-based identification of disappeared after the Da’esh occupation of Mount Sinjar in August 2014.

At today’s signing ceremony, ICMP handed over to CIGE a DNA match report identifying the human remains of a Yezidi woman who disappeared as a result of the Da’esh occupation. The deputy minister of MOMAA Mr. Berevan Hamdi hands the report to the family of the Yezidi woman.  DNA was extracted from the unidentified human remains and matched with DNA from a blood sample provided by a close relative of the deceased woman. The Medico-Legal Directorate in Duhok collected the sample from the human remains; CIGE collected blood samples from relatives of the victim, and ICMP matched the post-mortem and ante-mortem samples.